Posted By admin on March 7, 2010
These sculptures are carved by Michael Il’yaev ( Михаил Ильяев ) from Moscow, Russia.
Michael are Honored Worker of Culture of Russia, the circus and variety artist – an acrobat, a dancer.
Portraits created by Michael Il’yaev are purchased by museums in Russia, the USA and Argentina.
He is a member of the Presidium of the Guild “Wooden craftsmen” of the Moscow Chamber of Crafts.
He has the title “Master craftsman of Moscow”.
He is a honorary member of the Italian society “Open the door to Europe”.
He is a author of books “Having touched a tree with a cutter”, “Lessons of woodcarving”, “Cutters Catalog” and “Thank you Erzya”.
More of His work can be seen here and here
And here You can watch the videos of The secrets of creative longevity from Michael Ilyaev.(in Russian language)